20 April 2021
Mechanical and electrical services specialist J S Wright has renewed its sponsorship of a leading junior netball club for the third consecutive season.
The company, which is based in Birmingham and has an office in London, will remain the principal sponsor of Parkside in Sutton Coldfield, whose girls currently play at Under 12 to Under 15 levels in the Birmingham Intermediate Netball League (BINL) and at Under 14 and Under 16 levels in the National League.
The sponsorship will enable Parkside to continue to invest in quality training equipment and subsidise the entry fees for tournaments as its members return to indoor netball following the easing of Covid lockdown curbs.
Run entirely by volunteers, Parkside has an enviable record of producing county and England players, with former England captain Ama Agbeze MBE and current internationals Beth Cobden and Layla Gusgoth among those that started as juniors at the club.
David Griffiths, Parkside Netball Club chairman, said: “Given that most of last season was cancelled, the club is extremely grateful that J S Wright has continued to support us in these difficult times. The support has proved invaluable in giving the increasing numbers of girls across Birmingham that are keen to take up netball the opportunity to train and play in a safe environment, gain confidence and achieve their potential, and make lasting friendships.”
Andrew Smith, J S Wright national design and estimating director, whose daughter Lily plays for the club, said: “As a company that is committed to providing a safe and inclusive career path for our young people, we are delighted to continue to support a club that both nurtures the sporting ambitions of young girls in the community and aids their fitness, confidence and mental health.”
Parkside are always interested in recruiting new players from across Greater Birmingham. The club can be contacted at [email protected].
New players at Parkside Junior Netball Club sport their new JSW-branded hoodies in the company of their trainers